Questions tagged [startup]

Usually referring to the startup process of a device or computer from an initial "cold" state rather than sleep or hibernation.

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Adding a startup script on Big Sur [duplicate]

I want to install a startup item in OS X Big Sur which runs a shell script as a user on my machine and connects via ssh to a remote machine I maintain. I use ssh keys so no password is required for ...
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How to clone startup disk?

In the process of upgrading to a new SSD in my iMac 2017 Catalina. After setting everything up using Disk Utility, it is asking if I want to restore from “iMacintosh HD” or “Macintosh HD - Data” I ...
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How do I ensure an external disk mounts before certain apps launch at startup?

I have an SSD connected to my iMac via USB, and I use it to store, among other things, my Dropbox folder, which is too large for my built-in storage. This generally works well, but sometimes (often) ...
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Question marks folder when I turn on my mac

I recently tried to reinstall macOS on my MacBook Air 2017 (Catalina) because it was slow and full of problems (for example, I didn't have any disk space though I had deleted and uninstalled ...
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How to hide an application at startup?

I set an app (Mutify) to hide, assuming it would then no longer show its window at startup. But it's still showing the main window at startup. Am I misunderstanding the use of "Hide" in this ...
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Can't start mac because startup disk is missing

First off, I apologize if this is kind of jumbled. I am just extremely stressed because of this. Long story short, i fell asleep with my mac playing Netflix. When I wake up i have to plug it in ...
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Where does docker desktop “start on login” option get stored and how to stop Docker from doing this outside of docker desktop?

MacOS start applications are controlled through the user and groups settings. Also you can use cron. In docker desktop there is a login setting that seems to secretly put some login setting somewhere. ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't detect boot drive if turned off for ~5-10 minutes

I'm repairing a 13" MacBook Pro Early 2011 (A1278). This will seem like a duplicate issue, but stick with me and you'll see something odd is going on. TDLR; Fixed missing/undetected boot drive ...
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Mac OS X ElCaptain error and now whenever I startup it always directo to OS elcaptain installer [duplicate]

so I tried upgrading my Lion os to High sierra and I saw one video on youtube saying that I need to download the El captain in order to update my Macbook Air 2012. After downloading, the installer ...
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I recovered keychain files from a half wiped drive. Now nothing happens when I try to add them to my keychain app. What can I do?

I wanted to downgrade from Big Sur Beta because of some bugs in apps. I followed the first few steps found on the Apple support website. I got up to Step 4; Reformat and partition your startup disk. I ...
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Viewing Logs on Startup volume that freezes

I have a MacBook Pro (Computer A) which freezes / restarts during startup. To investigate the problem, I purchased a brand new internal disk and did a basic installation (10.13 - the latest this model ...
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Macbook pro - resetting NVRAM [duplicate]

My 2010 MacBook Pro is stuck at the Apple logo and spinner (followed by a circle with a line through it). I accidentally mis-typed and altered the NVRAM setting. (as this sudo nvrm "rd=...
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Macbook Pro (2015) Only Booting From GNU GRUB [duplicate]

I'm having an issue where my Macbook Pro (2015) does not identify the correct startup disk so I cannot boot from MacOS which I would like to do. I recently attempted to remove Ubuntu from my computer ...
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I can’t start my computer after installing update

I have an 2010 iMac running High Sierra. Recently I got a notice that there was an update to my system. I’ve installed a few and they worked fine. I installed this latest one tonight but my iMac will ...
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Startup Manager not showing Bootable USB drive

I am trying to create a fresh install of OS X on a MacBook Pro (2009 - A1278 - El Capitan 10.11.6 - 2.26Ghz - 8GB DDR3 - 240SSD) so I can sell it. My problem is, I have created a USB bootable drive ...
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Macpro 5,1 mid 2010 cannot boot to Mojave from Mountain Lion?

I have two work-flows, one uses Mountain Lion, the other uses Mojave. So ideally I would like to be able to easily switch between the two boot drives I have whenever I need to. When I have booted ...
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How to resolve Issue with SSD with Folder with Question Mark Issue?

I am using the A1502 with 256GB SSD. I am getting the Folder with Question Mark Issue as soon i am booting my machine. After going through the recovery option (Opt + R) the mac is not detecting the ...
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I deleted Macintosh HD - Data and now the computer won't boot even in Recovery Mode

Okay all, I think I messed up really big time. Was so excited and delighted today to see my brand spanking new MacBook Air arrive (running Catalina). Everything was wokring great; I started Migration ...
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I set my startup disk to Macintosh HD. But after opening it, the name becomes “/”

Using the System Preference -> Startup Disk I set my startup disk to Macintosh HD. When I open it the name at the top of its window is "/". When I open the startup disk using Applescript ...
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Why do Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel consistently open at login, even though I never asked them to and they are not in my 'Startup Items'

Starting around 2018, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel consistently launch for me at login, even though I never asked them to and they are not in my 'Startup Items' I noticed this first around Mac ...
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Where do Macs from before 2011 store their recovery and startup disk menu?

To give some background, the reason I want to know this information is because, I recently bought a brand new SSD to place into a 2009 Mac mini, where I want to install Kubuntu. I know that PCs store ...
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Run script at sunrise time

I'm trying to set my hackintosh pc to turn on at every sunrise and to run iTunes as the macOS boots up using bash or AppleScript without 3rd-party apps. I reached the point in my script when I need ...
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Macbook AIr Running OS X Catalina - suddenly started installing / boot loop?

My wife got a new Macbook Air (rose gold) a few months ago and when she opened it up this morning and tried to log in, the computer suddenly went black, to apple logo, and then the progress bar. Then ...
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Macbook pro won’t start after what seems to be an overheat emergency shutdown

My mac is a MBP Retina mid-2012, running Catalina. I don’t think it matters but the power cord is damaged. I have another one, a brand new genuine power adapter. I was using the old one (which was ...
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Mounting External Drive in Single User Mode When Internal Drive Unmountable

2010 iMac running OS X 10.12.6 is failing to start up (progress bar gets to about 75% and then it powers down). I have exhausted all of the following to try to at least salvage some files: Go to ...
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Can someone help with signal 8 and I/0 errors?

Older IMac, 10.6, accidentally copied giant drive folder to Desktop instead of the external hard drive, in attempt to make space for startup disk full msg. It crashed it. Then from startup white ...
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After removing bootcamp partition, booting the mac it says insert bootable media and press any key?

so I had to remove my bootcamp partition because I was running low on osx Sierra space and I didn't need the Windows partition. But when I boot the mac I get an error No bootable device -- insert ...
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Change order of services during startup or login

I've read of ways to change startup services' order of execution for Ubuntu. I'm hoping it's possible and simple to do it in macOS as well. I was thinking something like this. My objective is to ...
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Macbook Pro freezes after I enter my password

The mac starts up fine and goes to the login screen. After I enter my password the losing bar circles once then freezes, followed a few seconds later by the cursor changing from normal to the frozen-...
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Macbook crashes during start up

My 13" macbook pro mid 2012 won't get through halfway the loading bar. After pressing the power button, the apple logo appear , i hear the chime, it would load halfway then just shuts off. I have ...
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Mac startup sound keeps coming back to haunt me

Seriously though, even after applying the terminal command (below) that sound will be back after x numbers of shutdowns or restarts: sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%80 I'd appreciate a truly ...
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Multiple Windows on Startup Items - How to Remove

I currently have 2 SSDs on my Macbook Pro 2010 13", on which I have successfully installed MacOS & Ubuntu on 1 SSD, and Windows on the other. All is working fine and successfully installed. The ...
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How to launch Trello on Login as menubar item?

Is there a way to launch Trello app on Login or startup, in menubar only state. Menubar only state : There's a window style dropdown option in Trello settings. When you choose Dock & Menubar ...
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Macbook pro 13 inch i7 2012 bootcamp [duplicate]

I recently updated my macbook to the latest version of macOS and I tried to use bootcamp assistance to install windows 10, followed the instructions and had bootable USB ready, but after the partition ...
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It takes ~ 10 attempts to start my mid 2012 (first with retina) MBP 15

It was 2019 October when I used the computer on the rain. For a few days I had some troubles with touchpad, then it completely recovered itself, then the entire machine died. Since then I was able to ...
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Recovery volume does not show up in Startup Manager

While upgrading a MacBook Pro from OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan to macOS 10.13 High Sierra in a step-by-step procedure, I created a clone of the Recovery HD volume. Unfortunately, this newly created clone ...
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How to run a sudo command on startup - launch daemon help

I have a sound problem on my 2010 Mac mini. I found a solution that uses a sudo command in the Terminal app. But this method only works one time, so when the computer turns off and then back on, you ...
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Make USB hard disk with OS X bootable as startup disk?

Some years ago it was easy to clone the current system partition of a Mac computer to an external firewire hard disk and then use this as a startup disk for the same Mac or even for another Mac. When ...
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What is the proper way to change Macintosh HD icon used on Mac Startup Manager with FileVault2 enabled?

I have macOS Catalina 10.15.3 (FileVault2 is enabled) installed with Windows 10 in dual-boot and I was able to sucessfully change the Windows icon, but I can't figure out how to modify the icon for my ...
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mac wont boot anymore after running bootcamp

It went fine until it restarted and showed a black screen with"insert bootable device" which was right there. It wont do anything else until I hold the power button to turn it off. rebooting shows the ...
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MacBook Pro starts with “Installing onto SSD”

MacBook Pro Retina mid 2014 13" macOS catalina 10.15.2 I believe. Suddenly during startup it goes into some grey mode and says "Installing onto SSD". I've not seen this mode before. Will it erase my ...
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Where are the MacOS startup boot icons located?

Where is the exact location of certain icons like the internal storage drive icon you often see in the startup boot manager and other boot icons like it located on MacOS? MacOS Catalina 10.15.2
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Macbook Air stuck at start after update to 10.15.3

This morning my MacBook Air (13" Core i5 1.8GHz 8GB RAM 256GB SSD - MQD42Y/A - A1466 - 2017), prompted me for updating to Mac OSX Catalina 10.15.3. So I did. Everything went fine during install. But ...
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Setting bash script to be automatically started [duplicate]

When my Mac starts I want to automatically start a batch script called run.sh in the folder myfolder. When I start Automater I only find options for AppleScript and JavaScript.
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Problem cloning the startup disk of a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan

Before putting my question in detail, see Problem section below, I'd like to sketch the context in which it appears. Hardware-Software-Environment MacBook Pro Early 2015 running OS X 10.11.6 El ...
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Strange boot up screen 2019 MacBook Pro

When restart or boot up my 2019 MacBook Pro, immediately after I enter my password at the login screen, a black screen appears with white words. The words are scrolling and they appear to be some sort ...
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cant Initialize OSX. Interrogation folder

I was trying to solve an issue with memory disappearing to 0kb, and after reading some post here I have : delete some files from cache folder(library)straight to rubbish bin An deleted some core ...
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Keyboard malfunction: Mac always opens in safe mode

I am using a MacBook Pro and facing the following problem: My keyboard is not working properly. Some keys don't work and it looks like the Shift key is always pressed because the machine always ...
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I tried to reset a Macbook Pro but it doesn't show a startup disk [duplicate]

I recently got my hands on a used Macbook Pro at work that people were throwing out. I attempted to completely reset it and followed some instructions online by deleting the disk on startup. This is ...
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Keyboard / touchpad not working on startup

I dual boot MacOS and Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro and used to be able to switch between the two by holding the Option button on startup. Recently this has stopped working; the keyboard and touchpad are ...

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